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The Great Flavor Hunt

In the quest for high yields and best possible disease resistance, has taste been neglected? The produce industry thinks so, and is trying to bring it back. The Terrific Adventures...

BASF Positioning Itself for the Future

Seed World gets an inside look at a new R&D center designed to meet growing demand for solutions beyond classical crop protection. BASF’s operations in Limburgerhof, Germany, just got even more...

Allen Van Deynze Loves the Fact He’s Not Deprived of Cucurbits Anymore

Allen Van Deynze is a researcher in the Department of Plant Sciences, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at the University of California — Davis. Originally from Canada, he...

Researchers Look to Wild Sunflowers for Genetic Diversity

Beauty and utility in one bright package, sunflowers are one of just a few commercial crops with origins in the United States. Today, sunflowers are grown in more than...

Protecting Soybean Seedlings

Companies work to help farmers battle soybean cyst nematode through traits and seed-applied technologies. A microscopic roundworm that causes no specific symptoms is the most serious threat to soybean farmers...

Free the Seed

Is there any source of germplasm without restrictions? Intellectual Property (IP) surrounds almost everything in research and is increasingly important when it comes to protecting new varieties that companies produce;...
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Keeping Up With Alfalfa Advances

Whether it’s new conventional varieties with better winter hardiness and disease resistance, or a new GE product with herbicide resistance and improved digestibility, there’s a lot happening in the...

Marilyn Warburton Works with Green, Moldy Corn and Loves Every Minute of It

The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) and the University of California, Davis, teamed up to tackle an important topic: food safety. At the Breeding Crops...
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Breeding Better Through Software

Technology can help breeders keep pace with science. Not to belabor a worn out joke, but … Plant breeding? Yes, there’s an app for that. In fact there are several, and...

Resistant Weeds and Geography Drive Soybean Development

Resistant Weeds and Geography Drive Soybean Development Glyphosate resistance in weeds is driving the development of a number of new traits for soybeans that will offer soybean growers expanded options for...

Year of the Pumpkin

Origin: Central American Family: Cucubitaceae Genus: Cucurbita Includes: Various species of Cucurbita pepo, which includes varieties of winter squash, summer squash, zucchini, and gourds Uses: Pumpkins are a staple for fall decorations and recipes —...

Are Home Owners Interested in Low-Input Turfgrasses?

Chengyan Yue, Associate Professor, Department of Horticultural Science and Department of Applied Economics, University of Minnesota Eric Watkins, Associate Professor, Department of Horticultural Science, University of Minnesota About The Author Chengyan Yue...
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Bt Questions Answered

Bt Questions Answered As Monsanto continues its research, study sheds new light on pest resistance to Bt crops. As Monsanto continues its research into pest resistance in Bt crops, a study...

Genetic Diversity Dwindling

The short-term nature of breeding pushes genetic resources out of today’s hybrids. In the early years of agriculture, humans found plants with desirable characteristics, such as higher yield and more...
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We Didn’t Start the Fire, But We’re Smack Dab in the Middle of It—The...

The past five decades have seen a dramatic shift in consumer attitudes about agriculture and food. Things look different than they did years ago and nostalgia for yesteryear is...

The Quest to Predict Yield

Often hard to predict, yield sets the foundation for crop improvement, and researchers are deploying new tools that measure phenotype with the hopes of more accurately predicting yield over...
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Reinvigorating Research

Funding Remains Critical to Future Research Projects Societal challenges spur an uptick in available research dollars, but the competition is fierce. During the past decade, there’s been a growing concern from...
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DuPont Launches Best-In-Class Phytophthora Protection for US Soybeans

DuPont prides itself on delivering what the market needs. DuPont’s newest fungicide seed treatment product, Lumisena™, does just that, offering growers protection against Phytophthora, the most prevalent soybean disease in...

Precision Indoor Plants (PIP) Consortium to Revolutionize Agriculture

The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) is launching the Precision Indoor Plants (PIP) Consortium, a public-private partnership that transcends the bounds of traditional agriculture to develop flavorful, nutritious...

Year of the Rose

Origin: China Family: Rosaceae Genus: Rosa Uses: Fragrance, fresh flowers and floral, and gardens Common Classes: Hybrid Tea, Grandiflora, Floribunda, Miniature, Climbing, Landscape Fun Facts: As the U.S. National Flower, there are more than 150 rose species. It takes 10,000 pounds of...